Quick Facts About Ghana

  • Full name: Republic of Ghana
  • Population: 25.5 million (UN, 2012)
  • Capital: Accra
  • Number of regions: 10
  • Area: 238,533 sq km (92,098 sq miles)
  • National Motto: “Freedom and Justice”
  • Major languages: English, African languages including Akan, Ewe
  • Major religions: Christianity, indigenous beliefs, Islam
  • Life expectancy: 64 years (men), 66 years (women) (UN)
  • National Currency: Ghana Cedi (GHC)
  • Main exports: Gold, cocoa, timber, tuna, bauxite, aluminium, manganese ore, diamonds, oil
  • GDP: 40.71 billion USD (World Bank 2012)
  • GNI per capita: US $1,910 (World Bank, 2012)
  • GDP per capita: 1,604.91 USD ‎(World Bank, 2012)
  • Internet domain: .gh
  • International dialling code: +233
  • Great Movies: Ghost Tears; Fatal Decision; Sin of the Soul; Life and Living It; A Sting in a Tale; The Perfect Picture.
  • National Food: Fufu
  • Geography: Ghana is located in West Africa and is bordered by Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire, and Togo. From the coast and to the east, you will find vast areas of low, grassy plains, while in the south and west there is miles of rainforest. The overall climate of Ghana is tropical with the south being hot and humid and the north being hot and dry. 
  • Main Airport: Kotoka International Airport
  • Map of Ghana: See below

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